Saturday, August 20, 2011

OH man!  I've done it again! 
My last post was AGES ago!
How does this happen?

We spent a little over a week earlier this month in San Diego.
Mom and dad took a little vacation and asked if we could come over to stay with thier kitties. We had to think long and hard about leaving our 110 degree heat to stay where it was only in the 80's...........

One day we drove up the coast to visit with our friends that we met YEARS ago in South Africa.
It's always a great day getting together with Rusty, Lyn and Terry.

Here I am at the bay enjoying a picnic supper.
Thankfully we had a quilt in the car.....It was only 64 degrees!

We took several LONG bike rides  (15+ miles each),  went to the beach and bay, ate at Kono's and The Chicken Pot Pie shop, and basically just enjoyed the great weather.

I did work on several quilty type things while I was there.
I made mom some new kitchen curtains,

and made a whole stack of Petite Potholders

and of course visited The Quilted Rose and
Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

As you know, all good things must come to an end and well,
we are back in the 100+ degree heat.
Thank you God for Air Conditioning!

This is one of the projects that I am working on at the moment.

I had some leftover squares from a larger quilt I made and
thougth that it might make a baby quilt,
then reconsidered since the colors were not very babyish.
My brother is in a band and plays the guitar
so I thought that perhaps I could applique a guitar
and add a border to make a arty type wallhanging for his apartment.
Tonight I drafted the guitar pattern for the top using the
Guitar Center logo for the basis of my drawing.

Guess that's it for now.

Do you think our sweet angel knows
that she is loved alot?

Quilty Blessings,


  1. Pleased you got to escape the heat for a while and love the new curtains. Off course the liitle doll Mia is loved and I enjoy watching he grow and make her mile stones of life from the other side of the world .
    Big Hugs
    Ps I hope you got your running shoes at the ready because she has that sparkle in her eyes ;D

  2. Thanks Bec.
    You are too sweet!
    Mia certainly does have a sparkle in her eyes. She walks into a room and her eyes dart around just looking for stuff to get into. Time to childproof the next level!